Commercial Officer/Procurement Officer

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Start date:
3 months (with possible extension)
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
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Sopra Steria Recruitment are working in partnership with a public sector organisation to hire a Commercial Officer based in Salford.

Role spec below.

Rate: £240 per day (role is inside of IR35)

Duration: 3 months contract (with possible extension)

Experience/Skills requirement:

For the Commercial Officer role candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in a Commercial Role with relevant qualifications, preferably MCIPS Graduate Diploma.
  • Experience of working in compliance of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, preferably whilst working in a Central Government department;
  • Experience of managing the end to end tendering process, preferably for OJEU, Contracts Finder and Call off tenders across a range of Corporate Service commodities, which deliver VfM;
  • Experience in the use of eSourcing systems and central Contracts Data Bases;
  • Intermediate/Advanced numerical skills, preferably in the use of Microsoft Excel, especially in relation to developing Cost/Charging models and in relation to downloading/uploading spreadsheets into eSourcing systems;
  • Intermediate/Advanced written skills in relation to producing comprehensive Contract Documentation, preferably using Microsoft Word;

Key Deliverables:

The Commercial Officer will be required to manage, develop and deliver:

  • tender documentation, including specifications/business requirements working in conjunction with business stakeholders;
  • charging/cost models, for inclusion in ITT/Contract documentation, which will deliver VfM over the long term.
  • using the SAP/Ariba eSourcing suite, competitive tendering exercises in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, including above threshold tenders advertised in OJEU, below threshold procurements advertised via Contracts Finder and Call Off' tenders from existing internal frameworks and external frameworks held by other public sector bodies such as CCS.
  • In the main the tendering exercises relate to Corporate Services, which may include Estates, Professional and Specialist Goods and Services.
  • recommendation reports for contract award to the leading bidder, which include details of the evaluation process used and evaluation results;
  • finalised contract documentation by collating Terms & Conditions, specification of requirements, KPI's, suppliers' proposals and charging schedules into a single contract document; and
  • inputs and updates to contract information data held on the central SAP/Ariba Contract Workspace contract repository to facilitate accurate reporting and measurement